Madeline began practicing yoga while
in the midst of her graduate studies in vocal performance. At first, the
practice was lifeline for managing the stresses and pressures of academia, but
as time passed and her practice expanded, yoga became a valuable tool that gave
her the awareness necessary to improve and correct inefficient tension,
postural & breathing patterns that negatively impacted her voice, to
regulate her nervous system and most importantly, to cultivate a kind and
loving relationship with herself. Although
Madeline has sampled many different forms of yoga, she is most heavily
influenced by the following styles: Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Vinyasa, Ashtanga
Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative. Additional somatic practices that shape her
teaching style include: Laban movement, Linklater, and Self-Myofascial
Release. The word
vinyasa means to ‘place in a special or specific way’. When we intentionally
order the breath, there is potential for embodied flow; essentially the sense
of moving the body (or remaining still) with purpose and presence; which can
serve us both on and off of the mat! Madeline’s
vinyasa classes gradually heat, open and strengthen the body with an emphasis
on intentional movement, creativity and play. As each class sequence
progresses, shorter mini-flows are often repeated to give practitioners greater
ownership of the movement and to deepen the awareness, range of motion and / or
strength, when applicable. Fundamentally,
Madeline’s intention as a yoga teacher and movement educator is to support
students as they come into their own unique experience of the present
we bring the light of awareness to new movement patterns we re-discover and
uncover the potential within ourselves!
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I hereby agree to the following:
That I am participating in classes or Workshops offered by The Yoga Center of Columbia during which I will receive information and instruction. I recognize these offerings may require physical exertion which may be strenuous and may cause physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.
I understand that it is my responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the program.
The informing of my physical conditions is simply to enable the instructor to provide optimal instruction, and in no way absolves me of this responsibility.
Therefore, I, my heirs or legal representatives, waive any claim I may have against The Yoga Center of Columbia or any teacher(s) or representative(s) of same.